Where DOI Employees Get Their Information
The Interior Library provides a full range of professional reference and research services, available to Interior employees in both the Washington, DC, area and nationwide. The collections include Departmental publications, as well as related books, journals, electronic databases and other resources that support the mission of the Department, its agencies, and bureaus.
A new temporary Interior Library is now open in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. Due to the modernization of wing 1 of the building, the Interior Library's historic Reading Room and stack areas have been closed to patrons.
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|The DOI Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of Interior Building, is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays).||Phone: (202) 208-5815
Fax: (202) 208-6773
Training on Electronic Resources
Third Thursday's of the Month, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Please join the Interior Library staff for a regular training series on the many electronic and online resources available through the Library's website. Usually on the third Thursday of the month from 1 to 2 pm, the Library staff will review features of the website, including features and basic search techniques for online databases available to DOI employees at their desktops. Databases such as HeinOnline, Westlaw, JSTOR, ProQuest Congressional, and ProQuest National Newspapers will be covered at the request of attendees. The Reference Staff will also be available to answer other specific online research related questions you may have.
Park Ranger Speaker Series
New! Please register for a Park Ranger Talk here.
A Regular Slave Hunt: The Army of Northern Virginia and Black Civilians in the Gettysburg Campaign
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
One of the great overlooked stories of the Gettysburg Campaign is the abduction of free blacks and fugitive slaves from their homes in south-central Pennsylvania. African-Americans had first come to this region in the mid-eighteenth century as slaves of local settlers. In 1780 the Pennsylvania Assembly passed a law that allowed for their emancipation by July 4, 1827. Thus, by the outbreak of the Civil War, free blacks had been living in the area for some time. During the Gettysburg Campaign, soldiers in the Army of Northern Virginia systematically rounded up free blacks and escaped slaves as they marched north into Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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All Park Ranger Talks scheduled through 2015 will be held in the John Muir Room, which is located on the ground level of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building.
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Legislative History Research on Lexis Advance
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Lexis Advance delivers legal and legislative content within a single intuitive interface that includes: pre- and post-filters, folders for storing and sharing, research history, alerts and 24/7 customer support. Lexis Advance includes exclusive tools such as integrated results from the open Web where users can search it along with content from Lexis simultaneously; and a visual and intuitive Workplace Carousel interface that enables the user to store search history, save recent and favorite filters, access work folders, set up alerts and access customer service
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This program will be held in the new temporary Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building. It is also being offered to remote users as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the DOI Library by e-mail at email@example.com for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.
Electronic Resources for Departmental Employees
Others must come to the Interior Library to use these databases, or contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.
Find Electronic Journals By Title
To help you determine whether and where a needed journal is available online, we provide this complete, searchable alphabetical list of titles. If you're not sure where to find a journal online, try this list first.
The list combines the full-text journals and other periodicals in all the database services to which the Library has access. Also included are some single subscriptions as well as some journals freely available on the Internet. Most entries include coverage dates, and all entries have links directly to the journal.
Please direct your questions on database searching strategies to a Reference Librarian.
The Federal Depository Library Program
As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Interior Library provides local, no-fee access to Federal government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance. Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections. The Interior Library has received Federal depository materials since its designation in 1895.